“It is you who say I am a king. ”
Pilate asked Jesus ‘Are you the king of the Jews?‘ .
‘Do you ask this of your own accord, or have others spoken to you about me?’
‘Am I a Jew? It is your own people and the chief priests who have handed you over to me: what have you done?’
‘Mine is not a kingdom of this world; if my kingdom were of this world, my men would have fought to prevent my being surrendered to the Jews. But my kingdom is not of this kind.’
‘So you are a king then? said Pilate.
‘It is you who say it,’ answered Jesus.
‘Yes, I am a king.
I was born for this,
I came into the world for this:
to bear witness to the truth; and all who are on the side of truth listen to my voice.’